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President Draupadi Murmu Was Not Given Chair When She Conferred Bharat Ratna Upon LK Advani? Fact-Check 

It has been claimed that President Draupadi Murmu was not given a chair to sit with BJP senior Lal Krishna Advani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an image that shows them all sitting on the chairs they were given.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @srinivasiyc tweeted “2 words for this picture…?” and shared the picture in a twitter post on March 31, 2024. The tweet has received an about 76.7k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @Jairam_Ramesh, @priyankac19, @khanumarfa, @HansrajTribal_, @anushakunmittal, @NetaFlixIndia, @bainjal, @sandeep_PT, @ambedkariteIND, @AsianDigest, @RavinderKapur2, @AnkitRadheY007, @MahuaMoitraFans, @ajay43, @Angryman_J made the same claim that President Draupadi Murmu did not get a seat to sit and was standing while BJP senior Lal Krishna Advani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat in their respective chairs. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that although she was offered a chair, she chose not to sit down for this specific photo shoot when she awarded LK Advani the title of Bharat Ratna. She appears to be seated in other pictures.

The official account of @rashtrapatibhvn tweeted “As a parliamentarian, his belief in dialogue enriched parliamentary traditions. As Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, he always placed national interest above all else, earning him respect and admiration across party lines. His long and tireless struggle for the cultural resurgence of India culminated in the reconstruction of Shri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya in 2024. He is one of the few political leaders since independence who succeeded in reshaping national priorities and taking the country forward on the path of development. His achievements provide the best expression of India’s innate talent and inclusive traditions. 2/2” on March 31, 2024.

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D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:


Political influencers are circulating false claims about President Draupadi Murmu to set their caste-based narrative to influence the upcoming general elections. An image that features President Draupadi Murmu standing next to BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani and PM Narendra Modi sitting on their chairs has been shared, claiming that she was not offered a chair to sit in with them. The truth is that she was provided a chair, but when she conferred the Bharat Ratna to LK Advani, she did not take her seat during this photo shoot. In other photographs, she is seen seated in a chair.


Fact : The fact is that she was given a chair, but when she confers Bharat Ratna upon LK Advani, she didn’t take her seat during this particular photo shoot. In other images, she can be seen sitting on a chair.

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